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Use WordPress Jetpack to Spice up Your Blog
Monday, September 8th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE WordPress is a free and open source blogging platform that is very extensible. It comes with the ability to add plugins right into the platform on your web server. Nevertheless, there is some functionality you might not be able to...
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How to Rescue Your Blog from a Bad Web Host
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE No matter how well you plan and how much research you do before choosing a web host, there is still a chance you might end up with a bad one. Management may change, service may degrade, or you might just...
Is WordPress Making MySQL Crash?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One day you might wake up and find out that your blog displays a “database connection” error rather than your normal website. Often times, a simple restart of MySQL will fix the problem. Even if it is not that severe,...
Ghost, an Alternative Blogging Platform
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE When it comes to blogging platforms, WordPress has a commanding lead over its competition. It may seem like a waste of time to even mention other blogging content management systems, but WordPress has become a bit more than just a...
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Benefits of Using Twitter’s Bootstrap for WordPress
Friday, January 3rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Normally, the topic of web design is not something we cover, but there are instances when it is very relevant to blog hosting. A properly designed website is more efficient and more accessible. Moreover, with some handy tools like Bootstrap,...
5 WordPress Security Plugins
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE WordPress plugins allow you to extend the functionality of your blog or other WordPress-powered website. Among the useful features you can add to your blog is heightened security. WordPress’ popularity and success also makes it a common target for cybercriminals,...
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How to Reduce WordPress Server Load
Thursday, October 10th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE WordPress is a very powerful blogging and content management system, and some of the world’s top news sites depend on it. If you use WordPress for your blog, you may start to experience some lag when traffic starts to pick...
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Do You Need a VPS to Host Your Blog?
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE A virtual private server (VPS) is a great way to harness some of the power of a dedicated server without shelling out the cash to actually have your own. Virtualization is good for the providers and consumers because resources are...
How to Migrate Your WordPress Blog to a New Host
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Moving a website from one web host to another is not just a matter of copying files. If you are using a content management system for blog hosting, such as WordPress, should make sure your new host has the compatibility...
How to Optimize MySQL Databases for Blog Performance
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Much of your blog’s performance depends on the performance of your database server and the database itself. Although there are many tricks you can do to make your MySQL database more efficient, one of the easiest and most common ways...
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